Generation 2.0

Wednesday 17 February

 

in-depth learning sessions plenary day  

re-engineerineering the grid    future retail    C&I energy management   

                                                           energy policy forum     register

08:05
Registration
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair
Meeting the environmental and commercial challenges facing energy generators
09:05
Next steps in Australia's renewable energy transition

Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer
ARENA

09:35
Taking advantage of Australia’s unique strengths – why Neoen has chosen to invest $20B in energy generation
  • Opportunities in the Australian energy sector
  • Overcoming the uncertainties of the current market
  • Neoen’s future plans for Australia

Louis de Sambucy
Managing Director, Australia
Neoen

10:05
Managing the transition from coal-fired generation - how Stanwell is evolving its business
  • Getting the best out of existing assets through initiatives that support a low carbon future
  • Operational strategies for end-of-life assets that support local economies
  • Building the resilience of our employees and our communities
  • Working in partnership with state and local government, community and private business to support the transition.

Richard Van Breda
Chief Executive Officer
Stanwell

10:35
Morning tea in the expo hall
Ensuring new projects are meeting market demands – firming, location and price
11:05
Chasing the dream of 100 per cent renewable electricity, a highly reliable grid and significantly cheaper wholesale prices
  • Moving from an energy grid powered by coal to one powered by renewables
  • Building the 50GW of renewable and dispatchable energy required by AEMO's blueprint
  • Creating a modern energy system – who pays for it?

Ross Edwards
Markets Executive
EnergyAustralia

11:35
Practicalities of market forces on energy generation
  • Riding the real life effects of FCAS
  • How market volatility creates higher electricity costs
  • Dealing with negative pricing events
  • Solutions to stabilise supply and firm prices

Andrew Bills
Chief Executive Officer
CS Energy

12:05
AI-based trading to navigate price volatility
  • Using a range of inputs and machine learning algorithm to predict prices
  • Optimising local constraints to recommend bids that maximise financial returns
  • AI enhancing technical, physical and commercial aspects of power station operations

John Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Edify Energy

12:35
Networking lunch in the expo hall
Understanding the investment drivers in today’s energy landscape
13:35
PANEL DISCUSSION: Boom or Bust? Investment in generation projects
  • What are the factors influencing generation project investors in Australia?
  • Which type of projects do investors feel most comfortable with?
  • How should energy generation projects be positioned to make them financially attractive?

Moderator:

Timothy Meyers
Sales Manager
MAN Energy Solutions

Panellists:

Leonard Quong
Head of Australia Research
Bloomberg Nef

Tsen Wong
Head of Energy, Resources Energy and Infrastructure
ANZ Banking Group

14:15
CASE STUDY: Why Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is choosing to invest in the Star of the South project in Australia
  • Meeting Generator Performance Standards
  • Getting physically connected to the grid
  • Finding buyers for output

Casper Frost Thorhauge
Chief Executive Officer
Star of the South

14:45
From an onsite microgrid to a commercial reality: Exploring ATCO’s renewable hydrogen journey
  • Integrating natural gas, solar PV, battery storage and hydrogen production
  • Leveraging what we learnt at the Clean Energy Innovation Hub
  • Applying our findings to a larger, commercially viable scale hydrogen production plant
  • Planned next steps for ATCO and hydrogen energy production

Russell James
General Manager, Business Development – West
ATCO

15:15
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
Mitigating contract, construction and connection risks to ensure new projects are profitable
15:45
Overcoming the barriers to getting renewable energy into the market
  • Building in transmissions and interconnectors to meet standards
  • Coping with AEMO’s marginal loss factors (MLF)
  • Finding buyers for generated power

Ian Learmonth
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Finance Corporation

16:15
CASE STUDY: Silicon Power Plant – realising the potential of 1414 Degrees’ thermal energy storage
  • Strategies in place to ensure project deliverables are achieved
  • Discussion around acquisition of the site and taking a staged approach to development
  • Heat integration opportunities and disruption to the energy landscape

Marie Pavlik
Commercial Development Manager,
1414 Degrees

16:45
Finding buyers to make generation projects financially secure/profitable - how Total Eren found a patchwork of energy buyers for the 200MW (AC) Kiamal Solar Farm
  • Identifying what buyers are looking for and meeting those needs
  • Fully contracting output through a collection of long-term offtake agreements
  • Installing a 190MVAr synchronous condenser to improve reliability of output
  • Key investment decisions that made Kiamal successful and how Total Eren are planning to expand the project

Michael Vawser
Regional Director (Asia-Pacific)
Total Eren

17:15
Closing remarks from the chair
17:20
End of Generation 2.0 Stream